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Halima Bouras goes to the US with a Fulbright grant for research

Halima Bouras leaves for the City University of New York with her Fulbright scholarship. 'I am very happy with the Fulbright grant and excited to continue my research project in New York next semester', reacts Bouras. The aim of her PhD research is to promote educational opportunities and educational reform in the Netherlands.

'I hope to learn a lot, optimise the intervention, and look forward to meeting people in this field from the academic community, in the US.'

Halima Bouras combines her professional life as a teacher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences with being a PhD candidate, made financially possible by a NWO PhD scholarship for teachers. With Elsevier as sponsor of Fulbright she will be visiting the Graduate School of the City University of New York to do research on the design and content of an intervention on non- cognitive competence. The intervention will be used in randomised controlled trials in educational settings in The Netherlands, upon return. She wants to find out what effect such an intervention might have on academic achievement of students from different socio-economic background. Her research is described as socially and academically very interesting and urgent.

Dare to deviate

Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf was pleased to address the Fulbright recipients at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. He can recommend studying and researching in the US from personal experience. 'Embark on this wonderful adventure with conviction and curiosity. Meet each other, make friends, and find people with a different outlook on life than yours. Dare to deviate from the path laid out for you and try to find that winding road.'


Fulbright grants are awarded to talented Dutch and American students, researchers and teachers who wish to spend a period of study, teaching or research in each other's country.
Fulbright - The Netherlands 

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